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Kenny Werner.

Listen Kenny Werner On Piano Jazz

November 22, 2013 – The pianist turns brilliant technique into unbridled creativity. Hear an interview and performance.

Detail from the poster for the Yeezus tour.

Read Kanye West And ATCQ Ticket Giveaway Details

November 21, 2013 – On Sunday night the Garden hosts the Yeezus tour and the final performance of A Tribe Called Quest.

Benjamin Britten takes a cup of tea during rehearsals for his War Requiem at Coventry Cathedral, in Coventry, England in May, 1962.

Read Consumed By Violence, With Hope For Peace: Britten's 'War Requiem'

November 21, 2013 – To mark Britten's centennial, Marin Alsop discovers the composer via his blood-soaked War Requiem.


Bombadil performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Bombadil On Mountain Stage

November 21, 2013 – Hear the quirky North Carolina trio perform songs from Metrics of Affection live in concert.


Mauro Ottolini at the Umbria Jazz Festival.

Listen Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet WBGO

November 21, 2013 – Hear a science-fiction tale and a bandoneonist, recorded live at the 40-year-old Italian festival. WBGO


Author Anton Treuer On Native American Tunes

November 21, 2013 – Author Anton Treuer shares some favorite Native American tunes.


You don't get many opportunities to hug Bono — better do it right!

Read Can You Meet Your Favorite Band Without Awkwardness?

November 21, 2013 – It's always a plus when saying hello to great musicians doesn't spiral into a degrading catastrophe.

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623).

Read The Orchestral Recipe, From The Pilgrims To Today

November 21, 2013 – Like those in a Thanksgiving dinner, the main ingredients of an orchestra have changed over time.



Listen Metric On World Cafe WXPN

November 20, 2013 – Hear a stripped-down set from the band, performed live in Toronto for this Sense of Place feature. WXPN


Frank Yang, founder of the Canadian music blog Chromewaves.

Listen Frank Yang On World Cafe WXPN

November 20, 2013 – The man behind the Chromewaves music blog highlights five local acts for Sense of Place: Toronto. WXPN


Rayna Gellert and Scott Miller perform live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Scott Miller And Rayna Gellert On Mountain Stage

November 20, 2013 – Hear Miller and Gellert perform songs from their 2012 EP Codependents, live in West Virginia.


Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday.

Read Arturo Sandoval: Free To Blow His Trumpet The Way He Wants

November 20, 2013 – Arturo Sandoval, trumpet player and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, talks food and freedom.


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